Maxxie abused over Gaga act

'Britain's Got Talent' star Maxxie has been receiving homophobic abuse since his performance as Lady Gaga on the show

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Maxxie auditioning on Britain's Got Talent

Maxxie auditioning on Britain's Got Talent

'Britain's Got Talent' Lady Gaga impersonator Maxxie has been the target of homophobic abuse.

Maxxie - real name Max Oliver - has been left upset following comments on YouTube suggesting he should be "shot" while another posting said he "should die".

Max - whose discordant tribute to Lady Gaga saw him be buzzed through to the next round by judges Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden on last week's episode of 'Britain's Got Talent' - told The Sun newspaper: "It was very hurtful. People hate me because I'm gay and dress up as a woman. I don't see a big deal in that but some small-minded people do.

"Some even said my mum should have killed me at birth. It is really hard to take."

However, Max - who works as a sales assistant in London - insists the abuse will not stop him from dressing up as the 'Telephone' hitmaker and performing her tunes.

He said: "I'm doing what I'm doing for people who love me, not people who hate me."

Earlier this week, Max, 21, confessed he was a huge fan of Lady Gaga's because of her multiple talents.

He said: "What I love about Lady Gaga is the whole package. She's a great performer, she's a singer, a pianist and she's a songwriter.

"The thing is, I'm doing the same thing - writing my own songs and making my own pop music - so she's a big inspiration for me."

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